Proverbs 15:6

6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.

Proverbs 15:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
ESV
6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.
NLT
6 There is treasure in the house of the godly, but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble.
MSG
6 The lives of God-loyal people flourish; a misspent life is soon bankrupt.
CSB
6 The house of the righteous has great wealth, but trouble accompanies the income of the wicked.

Proverbs 15:6 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 15:6

In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure
God sometimes blesses the righteous with great riches, as he did Abraham; or, however, if they have but little, it is better than the riches of many wicked; because they have what they have with a blessing, and they are content with it: and they have abundance of spiritual treasure; they have God for their portion; Christ, and all good things along with him; the rich graces of the Spirit; a rich experience of the grace of God; and all this is but a pledge and earnest of what they shall possess hereafter; but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble;
they have much trouble in getting their riches, by which they pierce themselves through with many sorrows; they have much trouble in keeping them; cannot rest nor sleep because of their abundance, lest it should be taken away from them; and they have much trouble in parting with them, when they are, by one providence or another, stripped of them; and, besides, they have them with a curse, and are ever attended with uneasiness, on one account or another.

Proverbs 15:6 In-Context

4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.
7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.
8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Proverbs 8:21
  • 2. S Proverbs 10:16